Cass McBride isn’t sure that David Kirby killed himself because of her stupidnote. The idea of that geek wanting to go out with her was too weird, anyway.Still, she wishes she hadn’t written it. It’s causing her a huge headache, which acouple of Dad’s Xanax and a good night’s sleep will cure. But, instead of wakingup refreshed, Cass instantly knows that something is very wrong. The impenetrabledark, the smell of the earth, the rough wood against her fingers. . . . This is nodream. This is her worst nightmare.
In a novel of mounting terror, where a teenaged girl’s thoughtless act tripsthe switch on a series of horrific events, Gail Giles displays her talent for probingthe adolescent mind’s darkest and most disquieting corners.
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GAIL GILES is the author of four young adult novels, including her debut novel, Shattering Glass, which was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a Book Sense 76 selection and a Booklist Top 10 Mystery for Youth selection. What Happened to Cass McBride? was an ALA Best of the Best Book, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a Top Ten Quick Pick. A former high school teacher, Giles grew up in Texas and now lives there with her husband. You can visit her online at www.gailgiles.com.From School Library Journal:
Grade 9 Up—Cass is that girl in high school who does whatever it takes to be popular-which means stomping all over everyone else. David is that awkward boy who painfully lurks on the outside of all of the social groups. When he commits suicide, his older brother is out for revenge against the girl whom he believes is responsible for David's death. Giles's characters are frighteningly believable. The story is part mystery, part psychological drama that involves dysfunctional families and abuse, and part crime investigation. It is told by Cass, her captor, and the police investigating her disappearance. Slowly, through these narrations, readers see what caused David's suicide and Kyle's anger and are given insight as to why Cass behaves as she does. This book will disturb readers, frighten them, and make them feel as though they are trapped like the characters. It is a thrilling, one-sitting read that they won't be able to put down.—Sherry Quinones, Frederick County Public Libraries, MD
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006391974